Sunday, November 18, 2012

two kids and a puppy

well my dear ones,


Yesterday, I was on my way out

to run a few errands

and to pick up some lunch for my wife;

I'd gotten a late start,

and was a bit pressed for time.


But as I neared the end of our street

I saw two kids and a puppy;

there were papers blowing around in their yard,

and the two kids were waving for me to stop.


I figured maybe they dropped some books,

and needed some help picking up

all the papers that were in them.


As it turned out,

the books and papers spread out in the yard

were all their drawings and artwork;

the little girl (maybe 8)

and her brother (maybe 6)

had everything weighed down with rocks

except for one large pile of drawings

on which the puppy was sitting

in order to keep them from blowing away

(and the pup, named Happy,

 seemed rather well-pleased with himself

 at the great job he was doing =>).


They were hoping to sell their stuff,

and they were just so cute about it,

so hoping,

that I bought a couple of drawings from them

on my way out;

and on my way back,

I stopped to see if they had sold any others.

It turned out they had not,

so I bought a couple more.


I hope I never live to be so old or so jaded

that I can't spare 5 minutes

to stop and talk to two kids and a puppy

and to buy some of...

...whatever it is that will help them out. =)


Have a great week!


grace, peace, and love to you,



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